World Languages & Cultures

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

The Department of World Languages and Cultures, like UNCW, views an international experience as an integral part of any college education. Students can choose from more than 500 credit-bearing programs in over 50 countries. To further encourage world travel, study abroad fulfills the Applied Learning graduation requisite. With many different options both in terms of location and duration, an international experience merits thorough consideration. 

Students in Marseille, France, 2016

Students in Marseille, France at the Palais Longchamps (2016)

Every year, UNCW World Languages and Cultures faculty organize and lead unique study abroad opportunities. Take a look at this year's programs:


Summer in Morocco  

Location: Rabat, Morocco
Dates: June 26-July 29, 2017
Courses Offered: FRH 394 (prerequisite may be required)
Led by Dr. Pascale Barthe (
Apply by March 15, 2017
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Summer on the Mediterranean  

Location: Marseille, France
Dates: June 22-July 22, 2017
Courses Offered: FRH 101 or 102; FRH 201 or 202 (prerequisite required); FRH 394-801 or FRH 394-802.
Led by Mr. Eric Tessier (
Apply by March 30, 2017
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Intensive German Language Summer Program  

Locations: Bonn and Bremen, Germany
Dates: July 1-31, 2017
Courses Offered: GER 294 and GER 394
Led by Dr. Derrick Miller (
Apply by February 22, 2017
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Japanese Study Abroad Summer 2017  

Locations: Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo, Japan
Dates: June 22-July 1, 2017
Course Offered: JPN 294-800 (Prerequisite required)
Led by Ms. Yoko Kano (
Apply by March 1, 2017
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Myths and Truths about Russia  

Locations: St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia
Dates: May 28 - June 22, 2017
Courses Offered: RUS 101 or RUS 201 (prerequisite required); RUS 294
Led by Ms. Roza Starodubtseva (
Apply by March 1, 2017 
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Buenos Aires, Capital of Culture  

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: May 17-31, 2017*
*Four class meetings will be held Spring 2017; students should sign up for the spring course during pre-registration in November 2016.
Courses Offered: SPN 294 (prerequisites required)
Led by Dr. Ashlee  Balena (
Apply by December 12, 2016
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Oaxaca, Mexico: Here and There  

Location: Oaxaca City, Mexico
Dates: May 7-16, 2017*
*Students will enroll in SPN 394 during Spring 2017, which will meet weekly at UNCW throughout the spring semester. Remaining hours will occur in Mexico.
Courses Offered: SPN 394 (prerequisite required)
Led by Dr. Amanda Boomershine (
Apply by December 16, 2016
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Seville Study Abroad Program  

Location: Seville, Spain
Dates: May 9-June 6, 2017
Courses Offered: SPN 302 Reading Strategies & SPN 303 Spanish Conversation
Led by Dr. L.J. Randolph (
Apply by February 27, 2017
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Chile 2017 Summer Study Abroad  

Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Dates: June 23-August 2, 2017
Courses Offered: SPN 202 (prerequisite required), SPN 294
Led by Valerie Rider (
Apply by April 1, 2017
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Community Engagement and Advanced Cultural Studies in the Dominican Republic  

Location: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Dates: July 5-22, 2017
Led by Dr. Amanda Boomershine ( and Dr. L.J. Randolph (
Apply by February 22, 2017
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Santander Study Abroad Program  

Location: Santander, Spain
Dates: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (full year or one semester)
Courses Offered: SPN 305, 306, 311, 321, and 394 (prerequisites required)
Contact: Dr. Brian Chandler (

Students in Santander, Spain 2016

Students in Santander, Spain

To see more study abroad programs through UNCW and learn about weekly information sessions, visit the Office of International Programs website: